Colin Kaepernick scouting report

Colin Kaepernick QB Nevada #10

Ht: 6’5″

Wt: 225

Strengths:
Prototypical height. Elite athlete for his size. Dangerous on the run; can buy time in the pocket and pick up yards with his feet. Productive three-year starter who showed steady progress throughout his career. Rocket launcher for an arm. A team leader on and off the field. Coaches have nothing but great things to say about his work ethic.
Weaknesses:
Mechanics are shaky; winds up when he throws. Accuracy is marginal. Played in Chris Ault’s pistol offense which required taking most of his snaps out of the shotgun. Has a slender build, would benefit from putting on some weight.
Comments:
Kaepernick reminds me of a taller version of Seneca Wallace. Like Wallace he’s a great athlete, but his lack of accuracy limits his ability to take his game to an elite next level. He was a perfect fit for Nevada’s offense, but he’ll need to make some major adjustments before he’s ready for the NFL. Given his arm strength, athleticism and intangibles he’s worth taking a chance on late in the draft. I wouldn’t count on him for anything in his first year or two, but if a team is willing to keep him on the roster and develop him it could pay dividends in a few years. If it doesn’t work out at quarterback, he has enough athleticism to get a shot at receiver.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 1 Comment

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